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our journey here

  • When Abbey Church launched back in 2017, it was done with a handful of monthly plant partners and the vision that God had given Pastor Kraig & Sarah to plant Abbey Church in DeLand, FL. With the blessing of their home church and their support, they made their way to Deland and began tilling the ground.

  • After a 3 month break, Abbey Church started monthly preview services in August through January. These once-a-month services helped the launch team with what an Abbey Church service looked like and helped to determine what more was needed in the way of volunteers, curriculum, and equipment.

  • Abbey Church then launched every weekend services on March 17th 2018 in a rented church on a Saturday night.

  • In November of 2018, the church moved to its current facility, the First Chrisitan Church of DeLand, where we rent out their fellowship hall and children's wing. 

  • Abbey Church started in 2017 with 10 people in Pastor Kraig & Sarah's living room and now, almost 3 years later, we are running on average 50+ people in our Sunday morning Worship Services and also featuring a rapidly growing children's ministry. We have also seen many come to salvation in Jesus Christ as well as them being baptized and are now working to disciple each of them and their family as they look to grow in their relationship with God. 

  • One important thing to note is that the leadership of the church set out from the very beginning that Abbey Church would be financially independent by our 3rd year anniversary. We are happy to say that we are on track to hit that goal. Praise God!

what's next

  • We believe God has given us a vision for 2021. "Distinguish Yourselves As Light In Dark Places". And with that, we believe God has positioned Abbey Church to be a champion of the Gospel in Central Florida. Through building relationships with families and individuals, we are looking to see these believers discipled in the faith to show what it means to be a Christian and living accordingly.

  • Abbey Church is making it a priority in 2021 to develop volunteers with a heart for ministry across our Kidlife program (0-5th Grade) as well as our media and worship teams. We are currently developing training programs to better equip our people to do ministry.

  • Abbey Church is looking to launch our Youth Ministry and our College Age & Young Adult Ministry. Being a College Town and with an enormous student body, we are excited to prepare and disciple our current base of students to reach even more young people for Jesus. Please agree with us in prayer for this. 

let's connect

  • So by now, you may be asking yourself, "What are they wanting from me?" Good question. We would love the opportunity to talk with you at a time that is convenient for you. The goal is to show you that this would be more than just you committing to a monthly financial partnership for however long you decide to do so and at whatever amount God lays on your heart. But that it is about partnering together for Kingdom work and to build each other up. Sarah and I want this partnership to be about RELATIONSHIP! In the coming 48 hours, we will be giving you a call to follow up and make sure you received our email and to set up a day and time to talk more about what we are doing and how you can partner with us to accomplish God's purpose for us and in reaching the lost!

       -God bless you!